Daniel
Poliquin

Awards

2009 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

for René Lévesque

Jury Citation

not available

2001 Winner

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

for In the Name of the Father

Jury Citation

“With In the Name of the Father, Daniel Poliquin has succeeded in finding a fresh and innovative approach to the fault line between Quebec myth and Quebec nationalism and executed that approach in an eloquent and often witty way. The judges found the book a polemic tour de force making deft use of imaginary characters, first person opinions, dialogue and scene setting that are often the tools of the novelist. His treatise--that separatists are a self-colonized breed who are still making amends for the humiliation of their fathers in the near and distant past--is bound to do what excellent political writing should, that is to infuriate, tantalize and make one think.” – 2001 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Jury (Maggie Siggins, Pamela Wallin, and Hugh Winsor)

Honours

2012 Juror

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing